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Application Procedure

Applications are accepted for fall enrollment only. All materials are due to the online system by February 1st in the previous spring. 

1.) Apply online to the Graduate College

  • Note: Along with a one-time, non-reimbursable fee, the Graduate College will ask for official copies of your transcripts. If you choose to send any payments or material via mail, be sure to send them to the Graduate College, not the Counselor Education department.
  • Following your application to the Graduate College, you will be contacted with information on how to access the online application system.

2.) Overview of documents required for the Master Arts in Counseling application (documents to be submitted through the online system):

a. Letter of Application describing:

  • Professional experiences as they support your desire to be a school counselor or a counselor in the field of addiction.
  • Career goals.
  • Reasons for your interest in this program including your vision about the role of a school counselor in the public schools or the role of an addiction counselor in a mental health agency.

b. Current Résumé or Curriculum Vitae.

c. Three current Letters of Reference supporting your qualifications for a counseling program and graduate work.

Please note: These are the application instructions for the Masters of Arts in Counseling Program. If you wish to apply for a second program, certificate or degree, you must submit a second online application. If you are also applying to the Graduate Certificate in Addiction Studies or the Graduate Certificate for Gerontological Studies, a separate application is required. Please go to for application information for the Graduate Certificate in Addiction Studies and to for information for the Certificate in Gerontological Studies.